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16-year-old Sets Self on Fire for Facebook, Helpful Mom Facing Jail


A North Carolina woman who supposedly helped videotape her teenage son setting himself on fire was arrested Aug. 6 and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

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Janie Lachelle Talley, 41, watched her 16-year-old son’s “fire challenge” for a Facebook video on July 29, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department reported.

The boy began the endeavor by dousing his body with fingernail polish, to make himself burn real good.

He suffered minor burns on his chest and neck. Some bystanders put out the fire. Not his mom.

“The mother of the victim was present and aware of what her son doing and facilitated the recording, ” a police statement said.

The “fire challenge” has been spreading on social media with people pouring flammable liquid on themselves, lighting it, trying to quickly extinguish the fire and then posting a video online.

We’ve attached a local TV report, but you’ll have to endure about a minute of this chick riding the clip to her personal 15 minutes of fame.



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